Guard the Truth: Volume 1 - Alistair Begg
Realizing that the end of his life and ministry were near, the Apostle Paul reached out to a young man named Timothy. The letter penned by Paul to a junior pastor focuses on the necessity of passing the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the next generation of believers. These messages by Alistair Begg explore the final written words of the great apostle and how vitally important his instruction is for us today.
In Volume 1 of this series, Paul encourages Timothy to prepare to suffer for the Gospel. As believers hold fast to the truth, we can trust God to strengthen and sustain us. In every age and culture, God’s people must be convinced of what they believe and continue in the truth. Church leaders must guard the Gospel and pass it faithfully to those who come after. Pastors and congregations who are concerned to raise up and nurture the next generation of Christians are following the example of the Apostle Paul and the Lord Jesus Christ.
An Introduction to 2 Timothy - Alistair Begg
Those who lead any successful enterprise, if they are wise, will cultivate the "next generation" of leaders to ensure its success continues into the future. In this first study in 2 Timothy, Alistair Begg explains how Paul's concern for the Church led him to challenge this younger leader to hold ...
Paul and Timothy - Alistair Begg
After identifying himself as an apostle of Jesus Christ, Paul began his second letter to Timothy by affirming their close relationship and praying that God would give him "grace, mercy, and peace." In this message, Alistair Begg shows us how that same grace, mercy, and peace are needed in our own...
Necessary Reminders, Part 1 - Alistair Begg
When Paul commended Timothy for his "sincere faith," what did he mean? Beginning with this passage in 2 Timothy, Alistair Begg examines the nature of saving faith and explains how it must be the basis for ministry. Like the young pastor Paul addressed, we must also develop the gifts that God has ...
Necessary Reminders, Part 2 - Alistair Begg
After exhorting Timothy to develop his God-given gifts, the Apostle Paul provided encouragement by reminding him of the divine resources available to help him in this task. In this message by Alistair Begg, we learn that all God’s servants need to rely on the Holy Spirit for the power, love, and ...
Suffering for the Gospel - Alistair Begg
The Gospel of Jesus Christ can be difficult to talk about – its message may be foreign or even offensive to others. The Apostle Paul exhorted Timothy to not be ashamed but to be willing to suffer for preaching the truth, and in this message Alistair Begg explores how that relates to our lives tod...
Salvation - Alistair Begg
When Paul encouraged Timothy to join in his suffering for the Gospel, he left no question about what the Gospel is. It is not a vague idea that can mean whatever we want, and it cannot be changed to suit our circumstances. As Alistair Begg explains, the Gospel is the good news that sinful men and...
Preacher, Apostle, Teacher - Alistair Begg
Though he was imprisoned and facing death, Paul's highest concern in his second letter to Timothy was for the Gospel – that the message of grace and redemption would be passed to future generations. Alistair Begg stresses that we must have the same concern, holding to the treasure of the Gospel r...
Follow the Pattern - Alistair Begg
As the Apostle Paul anticipated the end of his life and ministry, he wrote a clear request to the young pastor Timothy: stay true to the sound teaching he’d received from his mentor. Alistair Begg challenges us in this message to deepen our own understanding of the Gospel by applying our minds to...
The Good Deposit - Alistair Begg
In his last letter to his protégé, the Apostle Paul instructed Timothy to guard the "good deposit" of the Gospel message. Alistair Begg explains that the challenges and encouragements they faced are not unlike those faced by Christian leaders today. In the midst of pressure to conform to a secula...